About Michael Shellenberger

Michael Shellenberger is a national best-selling author, a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment,"and Green Book Award winner. He is founder and president of Environmental Progress, an independent organization that incubates ideas, leaders, and movements..

He is author of the best-selling new book, Apocalypse Never (Harper Collins June 30, 2020) and San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities.

The book is being translated into over 15 languages including French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak, and Polish.

Michael has been called a “environmental guru,”climate guru,” “North America’s leading public intellectual on clean energy,” and “high priest” of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times.

Shellenberger advises policymakers around the world including in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium.

Shellenberger has been a climate and environmental activist for over 30 years. He has helped save nuclear reactors around the world, from Illinois and New York to South Korea and Taiwan, thereby preventing an increase in air pollution equivalent to adding over 24 million cars to the road.

Michael is a leading environmental journalist who has broken major stories on Amazon deforestation; rising climate resilience; growing eco-anxiety; the U.S. government’s role in the fracking revolution; and climate change and California’s fires.

In the 1990s he helped save California’s last unprotected ancient redwood forest, and inspire Nike to improve factory conditions in Asia. In the 2000s, Michael advocated for a “new Apollo project” in clean energy, which resulted in a $150 billion public investment in clean tech between 2009 and 2015.

Michael lives in Berkeley, California and travels widely. You can hear him speak at an event listed here. You can email him by clicking here. You can download a high resolution photo of him by clicking here and you can download photos by clicking here.